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Vietnam holds activist singer after tour

Vietnam holds activist singer after tour

Image copyright Reuters Vietnamese singer and activist Mai Khoi was detained in Hanoi on her return home from a European tour. She was held for eight hours and copies of her new album were confiscated, her husband told the BBC. An outspoken campaigner for free speech, she met former US President Barack Obama during his…

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Belgian World Cup singer in sexism row

Belgian World Cup singer in sexism row

Image copyright EPA Image caption Damso posted a clip of the song after the announcement – but is yet to comment himself Belgium’s football association has scrapped its official World Cup song with rapper Damso after he was accused of sexism in his lyrics. The choice of Damso, whose songs detail sexual violence against women…

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Egyptian singer going thru detention center for Nile shaggy dog story

Egyptian singer going thru detention center for Nile shaggy dog story

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sherine is one of Egypt’s most famous singers Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab has been sentenced to six months in prison for joking about the cleanliness of the River Nile. Sherine, one of the country’s most famous singers – and a judge on the Arabic version of The Voice TV…

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